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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I am coming in late here and I sure don’t want to belittle your opinion, but I feel compelled to state how deeply I disagree with you. For whatever reason, they never quite got it, only performed it a few times and gave up on it. But in my mind it is a beautiful, incredibly rich song that I missed during my break from tour in 88. Believe it or not, a true friend who knew how much I was missing Jerry sent me a tape with this song on it and I cried like a baby – Jerry was speaking right to me and I knew I had to get back on tour before too long. Sentimental fool, yes I am - done time on the upswing and time in defeat. Just had to say something. peace

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 22, 2010 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

No worries my man. I totally respect what you have to say. Honestly, there are more folks than I thought that actually dig Believe It or Not. You are not alone. For me, it was a dog from the start. I listened to most of the versions and none get any better. The one from that great Copps Coliseum show is very tough to listen to. I looked at it this way. Tough vocals, the song doesn't flow for me and I always though it was a rip off of Gomorrah musically. As bad as easy answers and Samba are I actually found a version of each that I really like. I couldn't say the same about the 2 I mentioned so I thought I'd go that route.

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 23, 2010 2:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Well, your logic makes sense, thanks for explaining. I chose not to pick a contender for the thread – and so I probably shouldn’t have jumped on your choice. The song appeals to me on many levels, but not necessarily from the limited recorded versions we have, which are kind of rough, I agree. I found myself originally writing a fairly lengthy response, which was a good exercise putting insights into words, but I’ll save it for another time. I’m sure the Hunter/Garcia song debate will come up again!

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 23, 2010 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

No worries my man. When I first heard that song I thought everyone would hate it then found out it has tons of fans. When I first came to the forum I assumed Barton hall would be the overwhelming choice for best show of all time, then found out it doesn't make some people's top 20. It never hols to "assume"